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6 Oct, 1961 - U.S.A. Build Bomb Shelters
1961 : President John F. Kennedy advises American families to build bomb shelters to protect them from atomic fallout in the event of a nuclear war. Many Americans did prepare for nuclear war by buying up canned goods and building backyard bomb shelters. Also at the time many home builders offered a bomb shelter as part of new home packages.

6 Oct, 1926 - U.S.A. Babe Ruth
1926 : Babe Ruth sets new record in World Series with three home runs and a 10-5 win over the Cardinals.
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6 Oct, 1927 - U.S.A. "The Jazz Singer"
1927 : The Jazz Singer premiered in New York bringing to a close the era of silent movies and the sound and music era begins.
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6 Oct, 1933 - Yugoslavia Balkans
1933 : In a meeting that would have been considered historic before changes, the Kings of Yugoslavia, Bulgaria and Romania are to meet to discuss problems in the Balkans.

6 Oct, 1949 - East Germany Created
1949 : The Soviet Union creates the Democratic Republic of Germany (East Germany) within the Soviet occupation zone.

6 Oct, 1953 - British Guiana Uprising
1953 : Naval and military forces are on their way to British Guiana in response to a threat to the administration of the British colony after the left-wing People's Progressive Party victory. British Guiana was granted independence in May 1966, when it changed the countries name to Guiana.

6 Oct, 1955 - U.S.A. Plane Crash
1955 : A United Airlines DC-4 crashed into a Wyoming mountain peak, killing all 66 people on board.

6 Oct, 1966 - U.S.A. Price Fixing
1966 : 15 manufacturers of bathroom fixtures are indicted for price fixing by violating the restraint-of-trade section of the Sherman Antitrust Act.

6 Oct, 1966 - U.S.A. LSD
1966 : The hallucinogenic drug LSD is declared illegal in the United States. LSD is a Schedule I drug making it illegal to manufacture, buy, possess, process or distribute LSD without a DEA license.

6 Oct, 1968 - Czechoslovakia Soviet Pull Out
October 6th, 1968 : The Czechoslovakia defense minister has announced after meeting the Soviet Union defense minister that most of the Soviet led occupation force in Czechoslovakia will be pulled out by the end of October.

6 Oct, 1973 - Israel Yom Kippur War
1973 : Egyptian and Syrian forces launch a coordinated attack against Israel on Yom Kippur, beginning the Yom Kippur War. They were hoping to gain back territory lost during the earlier Arab Israeli war in 1967.

6 Oct, 1976 - Thailand Rioting
October 6th, 1976 : The Thailand defense minister seized power today after fighting between leftist and rightist forces following the return of Thailand former military dictator caused mass rioting on the streets with a number of public hangings by rioters, in a press statement he said he took power to stop communist agitators from continuing the unrest, and marshal law will now be instituted to bring back law and order to the streets signalling the return to military rule.

6 Oct, 1979 - U.S.A. Pope John Paul II
1979 : Pope John Paul II visits the White House meeting the US President Carter and his family.

6 Oct, 1981 - Egypt Anwar Sadat Assassinated
October 6th, 1981 : President Anwar Sadat was assassinated while viewing a military parade in a Cairo suburb.
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6 Oct, 1985 - UK Rioting Broadwater Farm
1985 : Rioting continues at the Broadwater Farm housing estate in Tottenham, North London after the death of a local resident Cynthia Jarrett who died of heart failure after four policemen burst into her home during a raid. For the first time in the UK shots have been fired during a riot. The violence continued throughout the night between hundreds of black and white youths and 500 police with riot shields, helmets and truncheons. One Policeman was killed during a knifing incident and one officer has been shot and is seriously wounded.

6 Oct, 1985 - French Polynesia Greenpeace
October 6th, 1985 : Greenpeace are to take their new flagship which replaces the Rainbow Warrior blown up by French agents on July 10th in New Zealand to lead a number of other protesters to Mururoa Atoll, protesting against the French Nuclear testing in the South Pacific, a number of French warships are also patrolling the area.

6 Oct, 1989 - France Bette Davis
1989 : The Academy Award winning Actress Bette Davis died in Paris of Cancer.
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6 Oct, 2000 - Yugoslavia Milosevic
October 6th, 2000 : Slobodan Milosevic, President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia has resigned, following mounting pressure to quit over allegations of vote-rigging.
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6 Oct, 2002 - Ivory Coast Rebel Fighting
2002 : Rebel forces in the Ivory Coast are gaining additional ground from the Ivory Coast troops and now have control of much of the North. The rebels are calling for the overthrow of President Gbagbo. Like many of the rebel uprisings in Africa child fighters as young as 11 and 12 are being found among rebel troops. The fighting continued on and off for the next 5 years but a peace deal between the rebels and the countries government seems to by holding from 2007.

6 Oct, 2003 - United Nations Report The Challenge Of Slums
October 6th, 2003 : A new report by UN-Habitat provides startling numbers of the number of Slum Dwellers around the world with 3.5 billion (31.6%) of the worlds population living in slum conditions. The highest percentage of those living in squalor in slums with no fresh water or sanitation are in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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6 Oct, 2007 - Around the World in 13 Years
2007 : Jason Lewis completes the self-powered trip to circumnavigate the globe which he had begun from Greenwich, London in July, 1994.

6 Oct, 2008 - Finance Meltdown Effects Around The World
October 6th, 2008 : Following the bailout by the US of the American Finance Industry other countries around the world are facing similar problems From Iceland to Germany as governments around the world have to decide if they should let large and small finance companies go bust or provide bailouts. Stock Markets around the world also suffer massive losses ranging from the United States to Russia as concerns over the economy give the markets concern.

6 Oct, 2012 - Ex-President of Algeria Dies
2012 : Former president of Algeria, Chadli Bendjedid died at the age of eighty-three after suffering from cancer.

6 Oct, 2013 - Iran Nuclear Plotters Arrested
October 6th, 2013 : Four people accused of plotting to sabotage a nuclear site were arrested in Iran. The arrests came just after moves by Iran and the United States to come to terms with the country's nuclear program.

Born This Day In History 6th October

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Thor Heyerdahl
Born: 6th October 1914 Larvik, Norway
Died: April 18th 2002 Colla Micheri, Italy
Known For : Norwegian adventurer with a scientific background in geography, best known for organising the Kon-Tiki expedition sailing by balsa wood raft more than 4,000 miles from Peru in South America to the Tuamotu Islands part of the Polynesian Islands.

Carole Lombard
Born: 6th October 1908 Jane Alice Peters, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Died: January 16th 1942 Mount Potosi, Nevada
Known For : An American actress who starred alongside some of the most well known male screen legends including in movies like "It Happened One Night," "Hands Across the Table," and "My Man Godfrey." Her co-stars included John Barrymore, James Stewart, Cary Grant. Her first husband was William Powell with second husband none other than the legendary actor Clark Gable.